The global warming/climate change scare is certainly having a very significant effect on the overall maritime market and not least with respect to marine engines and propulsion systems. Even without the scare, it was becoming obvious to all thinking mariners that the world needs to care for our environment much, much ..
O’Hara Corporation, a fishing company based in Rockland, Maine, is presently overseeing a project aimed at modernising one of its existing factory trawlers. Originally built by Halter Marine Services as an offshore supply vessel for operations in the Gulf of Mexico in 1974, the 204-foot (62-metre) Alaska Spirit has ..
While the global fishing boat market is slowly recovering after a near 25-year hiatus, the aquaculture sector is driving ahead with the introduction of many new and larger vessels. Fishing was hammered in most western developed countries and Latin America by ever more stringent environmental restrictions, some deserved and ..
On Thursday, March 11, the European Parliament adopted its position on a new set of rules meant to revise the Union Fisheries Control System. In general terms, the parliament position improves the proposal from the European Commission modernising control and enforcement measures without penalising or creating excessive ..
Over the past decade, China has earned itself a reputation as a bully in the South China Sea. Its relentless coast guard patrols, frequent maritime militia operations and regular naval deployments are well documented. Using these capabilities, China harasses foreign fishing boats, disrupts energy exploration attempts and ..
The US Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC) recently began conducting a month-long evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and their ability to provide persistent maritime domain awareness in remote areas of the ocean. This evaluation is utilising contractor-owned, contractor-operated autonomous ..
The requirement for maritime security, or patrol, search and rescue, vessels seems to grow inexorably. Who would have thought that the global boom that commenced in respo ..
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard has taken delivery of two new Guardian-class patrol boats from Austal Australia. TTS Port of Spain and TTS Scarborough each measure 58 ..
Japanese operator Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) recently took delivery of the first LNG-powered vessel to join its fleet, the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Century H ..